CONCORD Rangers maintained their 100 per cent winning start to the National League South season by recording a 2-1 victory over Slough Town.

A Decarrey Sheriff brace ensured the Beach Boys would clinch all three points despite Ben Harris’ effort for the visitors at the Aspect Arena.

And Danny Scopes, who took over as Concord’s manager during the summer, was pleased to see his side register a third consecutive triumph.

Scopes said: “I’m pleased because the game was played in difficult conditions, which made it tough for both sides.

“The boys had to dig in as it was our third game in the space of a week.

“We were worthy of our first half lead but knew we had to do a few things better.

“We knew where we needed to improve and we were much better in the second half.

“I think we could have scored a few more goals, but winning all three points was the most important thing.”

Concord surged into a third minute lead as Sheriff, who also found the back of the net on two occasions in the midweek success against Chelmsford City, pounced on Slough goalkeeper Jack Turner’s parry.

Guy Hollis struck the woodwork for Slough, but the away side levelled matters four minutes after the interval through Harris.

However, Slough were on level terms for just nine minutes as Sheriff converted what proved to be the winner.

Although Scopes was pleased to come out on top, he was frustrated not to keep a clean sheet.

“We defended well as a unit and our goalkeeper, Chris Haigh, didn’t have to make a save all day, which speaks volumes considering the windy conditions,” added Scopes.

“I’m disappointed with the two goals we have conceded so far this season.

“We conceded from a sloppy free-kick we gave away against Chelmsford in midweek and then misjudged a ball to the back post against Slough.

“Although I’m pleased that we have won three out of three, I think we should have also kept three clean sheets rather than one.

“But we’re still learning and developing, so the signs are good.”

Scopes is also pleased with Concord’s style of play in the early stages of the campaign.

“We look a threat going forward,” admitted Scopes.

“I would be disappointed if we weren’t creating chances because we want to play attacking football.

“The supporters seem to be enjoying how we are playing and hopefully that will continue.”